Last night I logged in and did a few quests in Zul’Drak with my Druid. I have 2 zones I haven’t gotten the “completion” achievement on for her. Zul’Drak and Icecrown. So, I did a bunch of quests in Z’D and picked up a lot of gold (so I can get fast flying for the mage.. OMG it’s soooo sloooow)..
So, anyway… I was doing some quests when I got a whisper from Pil asking if I wanted to join him and Kezz in a 10 man Ulduar run in about 30 min. They had been picked up by a rogue we had been running with in our 1/2 guild 25Naxx the other day. We sat around for a while before getting started since we needed to find a tank and a healer, etc..
Once we finally went in, we took out FL, Razorscale and XT with no issues (1 shot each) and then moved on to Ignis.. Well, we did have some problems with him. A few misunderstandings, a disconnect of a healer at the worst possible time, etc.. Finally we replaced the healer with another (a Shaman) and took him down the next try. Moving on, we did Kologarn and Auriaya. We basically one-shot them.. The only hiccup was one of the tanks (the one NOT on vent) pulled Auriaya without hearing what the RL was telling him to do.. He ran in and.. got pounced.. Dead.. And she reset.. I don’t really count that..
So then we ran into the brick wall.. Or should I say Iron wall… Yeah.. The Assembly of Iron was this group’s nemesis. We tried and tried and tried. We even got so far as to be on the last of the 3 once. We just couldn’t do it. We were going to make “just one more” try, but one of the tanks decided he’d had enough I guess (same one that got ganked by Auriaya’s dogs) and left the group. Ah well.
Yeah.. I didn’t tell you what loot I got, did I.. Well… Yes I did.. I got squat.. Nuttin. Bupkis.. But you know what? I had a great time. We were moving we were killing. We were raiding! So, I was invited to continue on tonight if we can get the band back together and I told em I should be around. We’ll see how it goes!
Last night.. I had a choice.. And.. I’ll get to that in a sec. (muahahaha)…
First up. I spent some of the pre-raid time leveling Fizz more.. When I switched over to Fyra he was 80% on his way to 77 (OMG!).. I switched to Fyra for a 25man raid. We ended up with 16 people… or maybe 17.. We did OS first, just to see if anyone else would show up (which didn’t happen). He wiped the floor with him.. Of course, we didn’t try any drakes up, but we were pretty anemic with players..
Then we decided (after much silent debate) that we would TRY the spider wing in Naxx but if we wiped once (even on trash) we were done .. First boss. Easy, if long. Second boss.. “Um, did [Insert Name of One of the Ret Pallys Here] DC on purpose?? Anyone see anything?" .. Ok.. Down one dps.. Second boss down as if we knew what we were doing! “Um, guys? I need to go. My sister is having twins…. NOW!”, says one of the hunters.. Ok.. Down 2 DPS.. Well.. Lets give Maxx a try, eh? It was what I like to call a LOOOONG fight.. But, while we did lose the MT to the frenzy, another tank picked up the boss and we took it down! Obviously we are better than we thought
Ok.. so the choice.. The choice was.. Do I level the Mage to try to get to 77 before stopping for the night (easily doable, i think) or… do I respond to Kezz’s “PvP?” request in the affirmative? Well.. Yeah.. I picked BG.. Not that I particularly like BG’s in and of themselves, but it is fun with Pil and Kezz.. We couldn’t manage to win a WG still, but we did take an AB win (my first on Fyra.. WOOT!).. So, yeah.. I’m getting better at this PvP thing.. Still no gear (other than the trinket) but I’m remembering what all these buttons do! (and that I have cyclone)
Ok.. Tonight MIGHT be a continuation of the Heroic Naxx run.. Or.. It might be something else.. I suppose you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
Oh! Speaking of Battlegrounds.. Are there any addons that you guys can suggest for BGs? I don’t think I have anything specific to BGs installed right now.. Suggestions please!
Yeah.. That’s what I’m hearing.. (Maybe that is just the voices in my head?).. My mage is up to 76! This is getting pretty serious… no? I’m moving along with him. He’s in Grizzly Hills right now and tearing up the joint.. I swapped over to my druid for a bit to do some questing in Icecrown for the gold. I need to have enough for epic and cold weather flying for this little dude when he hits 77.. I suppose I could just get the cold weather, but I have gotten jaded..
The guild has cut down a bit on the raiding schedule until recruitment picks up the numbers of people showing up / signing up. We’re down to 2 nights of 10-man Ulduar raids and then possibly some others thrown in ad-hoc. I’ve missed a few of the Ulduar nights unfortunately because of RL complications, but I suppose that IS life (yeah.. supposedly).
Anyway, tonight will be more leveling or maybe some more PvP Battlegrounds for some fun and profit. Nothing all that exciting.. Hmm, or maybe I’ll work on some UI post or somesuch.. Gotta get lots of screenshots.. Ok.. I’m outta here..